Cardiology 2013

Year: 2013

Title: A clinician’s guide to the ABCs of cardiovascular disease prevention: the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and American College of Cardiology Cardiosource Approach to the Million Hearts Initiative

Journal: Clin Cardiol

Volume: 36

Issue: 7

Pages: 383-93

Date: Jul

Short Title: A clinician’s guide to the ABCs of cardiovascular disease prevention: the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and American College of Cardiology Cardiosource Approach to the Million Hearts Initiative

Alternate Journal: Clinical cardiology

ISSN: 1932-8737 (Electronic)

0160-9289 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1002/clc.22137

Accession Number: 23670948

Keywords: Adult

Aged

Anticholesteremic Agents/therapeutic use

Antihypertensive Agents/therapeutic use

Cardiovascular Diseases/diagnosis/mortality/*prevention & control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

Exercise

Female

*Health Promotion

Humans

Hypoglycemic Agents/therapeutic use

Male

Middle Aged

Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors/therapeutic use

Practice Guidelines as Topic

*Primary Prevention/methods/standards

Risk Assessment

Risk Factors

Risk Reduction Behavior

*Secondary Prevention/methods/standards

Smoking Cessation

United States/epidemiology

Weight Loss

Abstract: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. Fortunately, it is often preventable with early adoption of lifestyle modification, prevention of risk factor onset, and aggressive treatment of existing risk factors. The Million Hearts Initiative is an effort by the Centers for Disease Control that aims to prevent 1 million myocardial infarctions and strokes over the next 5 years. As part of this initiative, we present a simply organized “ABCDE” approach for guiding a consistent comprehensive approach to managing cardiovascular risk in daily clinical practice. ABCDE stands for assessment of risk, antiplatelet therapy, blood pressure management, cholesterol management, cigarette/tobacco cessation, diet and weight management, diabetes prevention and treatment, and exercise, interventions regularly used to reduce cardiovascular (CV) risk. Throughout this article we summarize recommendations related to each topic and reference landmark trials and data that support our approach. We believe that the ABCDE approach will be the core framework for addressing CV risk in our effort to prevent CVD.

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